Samsung ATIV S (16GB) Grey ....NOW £199.99 Delivered ... @ Expansys
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Samsung ATIV S (16GB) Grey ....NOW £199.99 Delivered ... @ Expansys

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Found 16th May 2013
Now even cheaper than last time
Samsung ATIV S (16GB) Grey ... WAS £499 ... NOW £199.99 with free Delivery

HD Super AMOLED 4.8 inch display
Windows 8 - fresh new operating system with live tiles
8MP Camera with LED flash - 1.9MP snapper on the front
16GB Storage - microSD (up to 32GB)
Large 2300 mAh battery

5 star reviews

3.5% CASHBACK TCB/QUIDCO

58 Comments

What would folk recommend, this or the Nokia 920 from orange for £250?

Now showing as £239.99

wpcentral.com/sam…iew

The ATIV S is a superb mobile phone, one that you should not regret after … The ATIV S is a superb mobile phone, one that you should not regret after purchasing. If you're into the whole experience beyond Windows Phone itself, Nokia's definitely the way forward for the time being. Should you be on the lookout for a more laid back Windows Phone with a focus on the operating system without all the extras, the ATIV S is a strong choice indeed.


Edited by: "lhassall" 17th May 2013

Price need changing to£239.99

lhassall

Now showing as £239.99 ;)http://www.wpcentral.com/samsung-ativ-s-review



Thanks for that, now the 925 is out.............and it looks good.

Lots of phone for the money. :d

lumia 920 on EE at £250 better at this price unless you prefer the samsungs amoled screen and removable battery, which might tip the balance for some people over the lumia's better camera.
Edited by: "oceanic" 18th May 2013

yep the nokia kills it ... and in terms of the FULL nokia apps (only on nokia) compared to samsungs own then its doubly trounced ... the ativ is falling and falling .. sounds like Samsung are clearing lots of unsold stock ... perhaps at sub £200 ;-)

I have this phone. It is beautiful and wonderful.

Got this phone arrive from the same deal (well, was £20 more last week - doh!) and arrived a few days ago. So far, so good.... Have just installed the Nokia HERE apps (as they are available for mostly WP8 devices). Hope it is as sturdy as my Omnia 7 has been
Edited by: "tarquel" 19th May 2013

The Nokia doesn't kill it. Both have pros and cons but are roughly equal, the choice depends on individual preference for certain features. As for Nokia Apps, who cares?

Actually takes microSD up to 64gb (according to Samsung website). Also thinner and lighter than the Lumia 920. Not saying its a better phone, but it has its plus points. Very good for the price anyway

£239 for a phone speced as well as this one is an absolutley incredible deal!

TheDymockMaster999

£239 for a phone speced as well as this one is an absolutley incredible … £239 for a phone speced as well as this one is an absolutley incredible deal!



I agree very tempted

gsmarena.com/com…967

For comparison purposes, similar phones, pros and cons to each.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th May 2013

Have they actually got stock? Says ordered on request.

khamito

The Nokia doesn't kill it. Both have pros and cons but are roughly equal, … The Nokia doesn't kill it. Both have pros and cons but are roughly equal, the choice depends on individual preference for certain features. As for Nokia Apps, who cares?



I'm guessing you've never used Nokia's apps...

I'm just off to France with my Lumia 820 -- I'll be using full offline navigation whilst I am there (Drive+ is only available to Lumia owners).
Nokia Music is completely free for unlimited radio streaming (ala Pandora, but better IMO) - £3.99 subscription bags you unlimited offline playlists. Only available to Lumia owners.
Photobeamer, Panorama, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot --- only available to Lumia owners....as is the upcoming Smart Camera app - which looks v.impressive. Play To (DLNA streaming) and Storage Checker (solves the 'other' storage problem) is only available to Lumia owners...

You also get high amplitude microphones (actually allows you to record concert music without the music distorting), the optical image stabilisation is amazing for capturing steady video....even in low light. & the camera (particularly in low light), blows the field away.

Built in wireless charging too.

Oh, and it doesn't feel cheap - which is a selling point in and of itself.

If you care about that stuff great, i have a lumia and I've never used any of their apps either.

zerospin

I'm guessing you've never used Nokia's apps...I'm just off to France with … I'm guessing you've never used Nokia's apps...I'm just off to France with my Lumia 820 -- I'll be using full offline navigation whilst I am there (Drive+ is only available to Lumia owners).Nokia Music is completely free for unlimited radio streaming (ala Pandora, but better IMO) - £3.99 subscription bags you unlimited offline playlists. Only available to Lumia owners.Photobeamer, Panorama, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot --- only available to Lumia owners....as is the upcoming Smart Camera app - which looks v.impressive. Play To (DLNA streaming) and Storage Checker (solves the 'other' storage problem) is only available to Lumia owners...You also get high amplitude microphones (actually allows you to record concert music without the music distorting), the optical image stabilisation is amazing for capturing steady video....even in low light. & the camera (particularly in low light), blows the field away.Built in wireless charging too.Oh, and it doesn't feel cheap - which is a selling point in and of itself.

Alansmithee

If you care about that stuff great, i have a lumia and I've never used … If you care about that stuff great, i have a lumia and I've never used any of their apps either.



Fair play. I've used the Drive+ navigation in Holland, Spain ... and soon to use it in France. That is worth the £20 premium for me. Nokia Music saves me another tenner a month that'd otherwise go to Spotify...so it's good value for my needs.
Also, Samsung just seem lazy - they've just stuck WP8 in an S3....and added nothing to the ecosystem. I guess I just prefer supporting a manufacturer that shows itself to be genuinely innovative, and one which actually wants to iron out the deficiencies in Windows Phone 8 (storage checker, PlayTo DLNA, advanced camera interface).
Anyway, I guess it's a good buy at this price - can't help thinking that a Lumia 920 for £250 is a vastly better deal.

Good deal if you want a much lighter phone than the Lumia 920 which should (in theory) have a longer battery life due to a higher capacity battery and an AMOLED screen.
I was tempted to get the Lumia 920 on offer but every time I pick one up in store it just feels a bit too heavy for me. The 925 on the other hand... mmm

I was all set to buy the 920 on the current EE deal, as I want something a bit moe powerful than the 620 - I couldn't bring myself to buy it as it was so heavy. Am I right in thinking this is just an S3, WP8 style?

zerospin

Also, Samsung just seem lazy - they've just stuck WP8 in an S3....and … Also, Samsung just seem lazy - they've just stuck WP8 in an S3....and added nothing to the ecosystem. I guess I just prefer supporting a manufacturer that shows itself to be genuinely innovative, and one which actually wants to iron out the deficiencies in Windows Phone 8.


Nokia are paid by Microsoft for supporting Windows Phone and they have bet the company on it so they do have a lot of incentive to innovate.
That’s why it’s worth looking closely at Nokia’s phones if taking the Windows route.

zerospin

Fair play. I've used the Drive+ navigation in Holland, Spain ... and soon … Fair play. I've used the Drive+ navigation in Holland, Spain ... and soon to use it in France. That is worth the £20 premium for me. Nokia Music saves me another tenner a month that'd otherwise go to Spotify...so it's good value for my needs. Also, Samsung just seem lazy - they've just stuck WP8 in an S3....and added nothing to the ecosystem. I guess I just prefer supporting a manufacturer that shows itself to be genuinely innovative, and one which actually wants to iron out the deficiencies in Windows Phone 8 (storage checker, PlayTo DLNA, advanced camera interface).Anyway, I guess it's a good buy at this price - can't help thinking that a Lumia 920 for £250 is a vastly better deal.



Just because another deal may be better doesn't make this a bad deal to be fair. Nokia's apps would be nice but wouldn't sell me a phone. The Ativ S has a bigger battery (although apparently not as long battery life) and is capable of holding more data - something very important to me actually. Oh and it's cheaper

Marekj

I was all set to buy the 920 on the current EE deal, as I want something … I was all set to buy the 920 on the current EE deal, as I want something a bit moe powerful than the 620 - I couldn't bring myself to buy it as it was so heavy. Am I right in thinking this is just an S3, WP8 style?



Very similar specs. Should work just as well (if not better - WP is less resource demanding) than the S3.

jamesrich

Have they actually got stock? Says ordered on request.



It comes and goes, but you can still order it i think. I happened to catch it when it said "in stock" one night, but in the day it said ordered upon request or some other status, and it had changed again by the morning, but should get it eventually. I was expecting to wait for like a week, but it came in about 3 days (i chose next day delivery too, to speed things up a touch :D).

HTH.

Hot.These were going for £350 on fleebay a few months ago .was too much for me so I bought a nexus 4.nice find op.

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umar

Price need changing to£239.99



DONE IT, CHEERS

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Springerbhoy

What would folk recommend, this or the Nokia 920 from orange for £250?



I would go with nokia 920 to be honest if you can get it

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I put this up day before yesterday , only someone to go and put the same deal a day after

hotukdeals.com/dea…810

Possible 3.5% TCB and Quidco making it £231.60.

Lowest price I've seen this phone. I think it came out for £450 on Amazon about half a year ago. A high end phone available for a very mid-range price, definitely worth a look at least! Description below:


Manufacturer's description:
Samsung ATIV S is a new smartphone for both work and entertainment featuring Windows Phone 8.
ATIV S brings a stunning hairline design and high performance with a range of content-sharing and productivity options.

Its impressive 1.5GHz dual-core processor and HSPA+4242Mbps connectivity enable great browsing performance and high responsiveness even for the most demanding gaming or work applications.
Users can enjoy the brand new Windows Phone 8 experience on the ATIV S's stunning 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display.

HD Super AMOLED 4.8 inch display
Windows Phone 8 - fresh new operating system with live tiles
8MP Camera with LED flash - 1.9MP snapper on the front
16GB Storage - microSD (up to 32GB)
Large 2300 mAh battery

Bit stupid to remove my post which got a lot hotter... now you've got to start all over again and I lose my heat!

Marekj

I was all set to buy the 920 on the current EE deal, as I want something … I was all set to buy the 920 on the current EE deal, as I want something a bit moe powerful than the 620 - I couldn't bring myself to buy it as it was so heavy. Am I right in thinking this is just an S3, WP8 style?



Apart from the S3 has radio, can be 64 gbs, and better battery life etc... gsmarena.com/com…238

Most WP8 phones are garbage compared to the 920/925/928, this one included.

That being said, it's still a very good price for someone who doesnt care about all the awesome features and market leading camera + mics in the Lumia 920.

Also, for those moaning about the weight of it, I'd suggest you go searching for your balls immediately. Man up. None of you hipsters complain about the weight of iPads, despite them being bricks.

You also need to take into account that like the S3/S4, the device feels very cheap and slippery in the hand, where as the lumia is solid in the hand.

Expansys...

Good luck.

Have a Lumia 920 off the EE payg deal and I LOVE it! I needed a 'normal' sized phone coming back from a Note2 and it does the job superbly

Only sticking point for me was the silly priced unlocking codes, but you can't have everything

Heat given for a great deal!
Edited by: "SiG" 20th May 2013

striker33

Also, for those moaning about the weight of it, I'd suggest you go … Also, for those moaning about the weight of it, I'd suggest you go searching for your balls immediately. Man up. None of you hipsters complain about the weight of iPads, despite them being bricks.



That is such a dumb, stupid comment. Complaining about a phone's weight has nothing to do with testosterone. It's about convenience and innovation: we (man and woman) have come to expect smartphone manufacturers to develop lighter phones with the same or better features; all the other manufacturers understand that concept and even Nokia is trying to submit to that demand with the 925.

As for your idiotic comparison to an iPad, how many people do you see taking their iPad in their pockets everywhere? Tablets and smartphones are two different platforms that serve two different purposes so man up and think with your brain and not your a**.

striker33

You also need to take into account that like the S3/S4, the device feels … You also need to take into account that like the S3/S4, the device feels very cheap and slippery in the hand, where as the lumia is solid in the hand.



Also, this is not an S3 we're talking about; it's an Ativ. Plus, "feel" is relative.

That being said, a colleague had one of these and I just didn't "feel" convinced about buying it, perhaps because, as someone said earlier, it felt like Samsung just threw WP8 on an S3, without putting a lot of care and effort into the phone. I actually prefer the 920, in spite of its weight.
Edited by: "TechBB" 20th May 2013

zerospin

I'm just off to France with my Lumia 820 -- I'll be using full offline … I'm just off to France with my Lumia 820 -- I'll be using full offline navigation whilst I am there (Drive+ is only available to Lumia owners).Nokia Music is completely free for unlimited radio streaming (ala Pandora, but better IMO) - £3.99 subscription bags you unlimited offline playlists. Only available to Lumia owners.Photobeamer, Panorama, Creative Studio, Cinemagraph, Smart Shoot --- only available to Lumia owners....as is the upcoming Smart Camera app - which looks v.impressive. Play To (DLNA streaming) and Storage Checker (solves the 'other' storage problem) is only available to Lumia owners...You also get high amplitude microphones (actually allows you to record concert music without the music distorting), the optical image stabilisation is amazing for capturing steady video....even in low light. & the camera (particularly in low light), blows the field away.Built in wireless charging too.Oh, and it doesn't feel cheap - which is a selling point in and of itself.



Just to crush the Nokia Fan-boys: I bought a 920 and sold it for reasons below. I now have a HTC 8X which has Nokia Drive+ (offline navigation) which IS available to all users on any WP8 device...

The only real benefit of the 920 in comparison to any other WP8 device is the camera. What the owners don't tell you is how much the 920 weighs, how fat it is and how it is very uncomfortable to hold for more than a few minutes.

If you want a phone that doesn't feel and look like Dom Jolly's Nokia (google it) go for the Samsung or HTC 8X.

this isn't about nokia just talk about the ATIV for godsake

People should be comparing this to Android phones at a similar price point as well, not just other Windows Phones. Can't wait to see how much better a deal it will seem
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